Sunday, June 17, 2012

Capitol Punishment

    Just got in more of the Capitol Punishment book and Volume 1 of the cd compilation.  Also got a few of their T-shirts which sell for $10.  Volume 2 (cd compilation) is not done yet, should be coming in a month or 2.

     The show at the Joyo was a lot of fun and had a good crowd.  The Rebates sounded really good, I forgot how good a guitar player Stinky (Dave Wees) is.  And the rhythm section was spot on.  Also really enjoyed the Sacred Cows and Battleship Gray.  Which reminds me, I will have some Rebates T-shirts as soon as I can pick them up in Omaha, which I hope to Monday when I go to the cws.

Dale Watson

   Dale Watson put on another great show to a packed house at the Zoo bar.  If you like old time country/honky tonk, you have to check out him sometime.  He has a classic country voice and is very entertaining.   His "Nashville Rash", a putdown of modern country is hilarious, especially this time, as he ad-libbed some lines about the recent country music awards.  He said he just did a live show that was filmed by pbs, but won't be shown til next January, I believe he said.  Local honky tonker Lloyd McCarter opened up and also joined Dale for a cover of "Hello Walls".

Scott Biram & Lydia Loveless

    Had a good time at the Scott Biram and Lydia Loveless show in the Bourbon's front room.  Good crowd who seemed to really enjoy the show.  Lydia opened and it was just her on acoustic guitar and her bass player.  No drummer (her dad) this time.  She did a new song and a song off her first lp which she said has been re-issued (and which i guess she disavows).  She also did "Allison", the b-side of her record store day 7", written by Elvis Costello.   She's a lot of fun to see and I highly recommend you go see her if you get the chance, and pick up her lp, "Indestructible Machine".
     Scott Biram, a one man band,  was grabbing different guitars and pounding out a blues rock mix that got the crowd going.  With the only percussion being the amplified stomping of his feet, his cranked up guitar blasting away, he didn't need a band.  He was very engaging with the crowd and threw in humorous asides all thru the show, which i believe lasted a couple of hours.
      All in all a great one two show with 2 very entertaining acts.